Welcome to Jamaica Hospital’s Psychiatry residency Program

Jamaica Hospital along with Flushing Hospital are the major sites for psychiatry residency training.

The location of the hospitals – located in the most culturally diverse county in the nation and close to both major NYC airports –makes this the ideal place in which to master the study of psychiatry.

The four-year residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME. The variety of pathology, culture, language and treatment modalities help residents prepare for their future Psychiatric careers no matter where they are.

Skills are developed through a carefully planned sequence of training experiences and didactic coursework in our hospitals and community clinics. Unique experiences include working on our Chemical Dependency Unit to give residents exposure to patients detoxing from a variety of substances, as well as rotating at Reflections, our outpatient addictions clinic. Other experiences include working with our Mobile Crisis Team, evaluating patients where they live, Geriatric Psychiatry at our on-site nursing facility, and Forensic Psychiatry with the Queens Court System. Residents also work with our Wellness team, helping other residents, employees, and patients deal with work/ life issues.

Elective time is allotted so each trainee can tailor the program to her/his own interests. Our excellent psychiatric care and dedication to teaching are reflected in the thanks and praise from our patients as well as from the community. We will be happy to talk with you about our educational opportunities and about joining our expanding and exciting department.




Adam Chester, DO
Associate Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training

Sohal Shipu, MD
Assistant Director, Psychiatry Residency Training

Daniel Chen. MD
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry